I finally had the follow up meeting with the consultant yesterday although once again I didn’t actually see the consultant, I saw her junior registrar instead but he was way more competent than the last one!
So it transpires that I did have a molar pregnancy in December. Thankfully it seems to have gone now as my betas fell during January and the pregnancy test they made do yesterday was finally negative (it’s strange doing pregnancy tests hoping for a negative). Now I’m waiting for a referral to Charing Cross for ongoing monitoring. I’m hoping I won’t have to wait too long. I phoned Charing Cross and they said they send out monitoring kits within 24 hours of receiving a referral so it depends on how long it takes Maidstone to make the referral.
Receiving the diagnosis from the doctor was pretty scary as he immediately started talking about worst case scenarios; PGTD, cancer, chemotherapy etc. But thankfully I’d already fully consulted Dr Google in advance so I knew how unlikely it was that I would end up in that situation.
To be honest, at the moment my only real concern is how long this will delay our efforts to conceive again. The doctor said I’d need to wait six months before trying again but I’m hoping Charing Cross hospital will say that we can start trying again sooner than that.
So there’s nothing much to be done at the moment but I am going to use this waiting time to organise a referral to the recurrent miscarriage clinic. I’ve got an appointment with my GP for Tuesday morning to hopefully get that ball rolling. I’m disappointed that this means we’ll definitely not be having a baby in 2014 but I’m trying not to dwell on it. Waiting seems to be the main feature of our TTC journey so far!